Risk Perception and Decision-making Processes in Candidates for Genetic Testing for Huntington's Disease: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

@article{Smith2002RiskPA,
  title={Risk Perception and Decision-making Processes in Candidates for Genetic Testing for Huntington's Disease: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.},
  author={Jonathan A. Smith and Susan Michie and Mike Stephenson and Oliver Quarrell},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={131-44}
}
This study is concerned with how candidates for pre-symptomatic genetic testing for Huntington's disease represent their risk status and how they describe the process involved in their deciding whether or not to take the test. Transcripts of semi-structured interviews with five women offered testing were analysed by interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). The women find it difficult to conceptualize their current risk, and express reasons for a perceived enhanced or diminished risk… CONTINUE READING